Catalina

macOS Catalina and Macs That Will Run It

Apple announced their new operating system at WWDC on Monday, named Catalina, version 10.15 adds features such as the ability to use an iPad as a second screen, the ability for developers to easily port iPad apps over to the Mac (in the past we have known this as Project Marzipan but is now Project Catalyst) and the ability for motor impaired users to control the entire operating system via Voice Control.

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Catalina also sees iTunes split into separate components, Apple Music, Apple Podcast, Apple Books and Apple TV, a move that many have been requesting for a long time.

Apple have also announced which Macs will be able to run macOS Catalina and there’s not a vast difference between those that are able to currently run Mojave. The Macs that are compatible with Catalina are:

  • MacBook 2015 and later

  • MacBook Air 2012 and later

  • MacBook Pro 2012 and later

  • Mac mini 2012 and later

  • iMac 2012 and later

  • iMac Pro 2017 and later

  • Mac Pro 2013 and later

The full release of Catalina will be in the autumn, usually sometime in September. However, developers can get hold of the beta release now.